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Old 09-19-2004, 14:48   #1 (permalink)
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91 Escort GT Coolant Leak

Hi, recently I started noticing my escort missing a lot during low RPM acceleration. It would seem to even out as I got into the higher RPMs. It reminded me of a problem I had with an old car whenever the ignition wires got damp, but they weren't wet so that didn't make sense. Then the check coolant light came on, which had happened before and meant nothing because it was bad sensor in the resivoir tank. Everything seemed fine, but then the car started to overheat and I wasn't getting any heat through the heater. I checked the radiator and it was bone dry. I filled it and also put in some bars stop leak, and it is going through the water like crazy. I can't tell where exactly it is leaking from, but I see it pool up on the transmission on the driver side of the engine compartment towards the firewall. I assume the engine missing is because of the water spraying out or the steam that is caused. It doesn't seem to leak at all when it is parked, and there is no coolant in the oil. The heat worked fine after I filled the radiator, so I'm guessing it's not a head gasket. Someone suggested to me that it may be a freeze plug, but I thought those were higher up on the engine block and more central. This seems to be on the far side of the engine exactly opposite of the water pump. Any thoughts?

Steve
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Re: 91 Escort GT Coolant Leak

I found a leaky hose under my air intake and pulled it, but the stores are closed so I couldn't replace it. I'm hope that this solves the engine missing problem too... we'll see.
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